Massachusetts Recovery Update

Week of April 24, 2011

Quote of the Week:

"These numbers show that the Recovery Act is helping to keep Massachusetts on a steady path to economic recovery. We will continue to make strategic investments in job creation, education, health care reform efforts and public safety initiatives to build a stronger Commonwealth, and the Recovery Act is welcome support for that work."

Governor Deval Patrick, on the recently released Citizens Update VII and the impact of the stimulus program on the Commonwealth.


photo: Molly Derr FACES OF ECONOMIC RECOVERY

"The whole trick is having somebody on site, ready to help them get into treatment when they get up and are motivated."

Molly Derr, on the significance of her stimulus-funded position as a mental health and substance abuse counselor in Action Inc.'s homeless shelter.




YOUR RECOVERY DOLLARS AT WORK: NEWS & UPDATES

Don't Miss Out: Recovery & Reinvestment blog: Preventing homelessness before it starts Read more.


Latest Citizens' Update now available

photo: Citizens Update 7
The Commonwealth's latest Citizens' Update on the impact and progress of Recovery Act funding here in Massachusetts is now available. The CU indicates that as of March 31, $7.38 billion in stimulus funds have been awarded to state agencies and over 76,900 individuals have received a Recovery Act funded paycheck since the program began. Read more.



Stimulus Stories: Staying warm and saving money, with help from stimulus

photo: Dedham Housing Authority
The residents of Dedham Housing Authority's family developments were warmer this winter thanks to new, stimulus-funded furnaces and boilers. They also anticipate saving money. The new equipment is high efficiency and is much more cost effective for the tenants. Read more.



WHAT RECOVERY CAN DO FOR YOU: JOB & CONTRACT OPPORTUNITIES

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Opportunities for Individuals:

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FEATURED JOB OF THE WEEK: Community Program Manager

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Opportunities For Businesses: Search for Contracts

FEATURED CONTRACT OF THE WEEK: Stage Combat Equipment - Worcester State University

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